JOIN US FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL FOLSOM JAZZ FESTIVAL, JANUARY 27, 2018!!
The 27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival was an amazing success! Please click HERE to enjoy a highlight video!
Congratulations to all of the winners and a huge THANK YOU to all of the schools who came to compete. We hope you all had a fabulous time, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
2016 Guest Performers
The noon concert featured Ron Cunha Big Band. Some of the finest musicians in Sacramento play under Leader/trombonist Ron Cunha.
The 3 o’clock concert featured Sacramento’s State Jazz Choir. The vocal jazz program at Sacramento State is under the new direction of Gaw Vang.
The 2016 evening main stage guest artist was John Daversa with his renowned John Daversa Group. Daversa’s celebrated and distinctive musical perspective has been a passport to performances on world stages such as The Today Show, Late Nite with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live 8 (Berlin), Hamburg Music Festival, Java Jazz Festival (Jakarta), Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreux Festival, and the Playboy Jazz Festival. He has also had the opportunity to perform or record with artists such as Fiona Apple, Michael Bublé, Dori Caymi, Andraé Crouch, Sheryl Crow, Bob Mintzer Big Band, and The Yellowjackets.
Review of the 2015 Folsom Jazz Festival
"Impressive...a brush with excellence...If you are after a top-quality musical experience at an affordable price, you hit the jackpot," says Griffin Toffler of the Placer Performance Calendar. See her complete review and then come on out on January 28, 2017 and see for yourself! Also check out her review of the Choral Competition.
Where to Stay
The following sponsor hotels are offering discounted rates for Festival-goers:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 4360 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, (916) 358-3100 Special Rate! $119.95 per night
Hilton Garden Inn Folsom, 221 Iron Point Road, Folsom (916) 353-1717 Call for Special Event Rate of $109 per night!
The largest jazz competition in California requires a lot of volunteer support staff to run it! Please consider working a shift or two to help us make this year the best Folsom Jazz Festival ever! Volunteering is rewarding & fun, and volunteers receive free festival admission!